With the passing of time, new frameworks and technologies are turning up to be used in web development. It gets challenging for developers to be on pace with the latest trends and changes in the IT sector.
Few frameworks are open-source and some are paid. But these frameworks have their own pros and cons. Here’s the list of top frontend frameworks that developers prefer to use while developing new business apps.
Let’s discuss these frameworks in detail.
Top Frontend Frameworks to learn and execute
As we discussed in the above paragraphs, the importance and usage of frontend frameworks are increasing with each passing day.
There are 100+ frameworks available, but we have picked top best frontend frameworks for you. Here’s the list and we will discuss each framework in detail in this article:
- Express JS
- Svelte JS
An angular framework is powerful and dynamic. It’s a frontend framework that helps in developing rich SPAs (Single Page Apps). Additionally, Angular can also develop whole client-side apps and much more than common frameworks can do.
When released back in 2009, Angular used JS for coding. But in 2016, the framework transformed to use Typescript for programming. To add the features, Angular follows MVC architecture to develop dynamic web apps.
As Angular is backed by Google, there’s a huge community to help you in case you face any errors while using Angular for programming.
Examples: PayPal, Freelancer, IBM, Upwork, etc.
- MVC architecture
- Two-way data binding
- Quick development process
- AngularJS development support and Google community support
- No structured documentation
- Hard learning curve
- Heavily weighted framework
2. Express JS
ExpressJS is also known as ‘de facto standard for Noded.js’. It’s a popular
website development framework that is flexible and when used with Node.js it can develop any size of app.
It has in-built features like routing, server-side scripting, templating, and third-party integrations for developing feature-rich apps easily. While hiring Node.js developers, if you pick ones with ExpressJS experience, it will be the cherry on the cake. They’ll help you develop stellar apps.
Examples: Kevin, Twitter, eBay, Uber, Netflix, etc.
- Feature-rich apps
- Flawless API development
- Great flexibility
- Easy to learn
- Sometimes managing the code might get troublesome
- Challenging error finding
3. Svelte JS
Svelte JS can be a good alternative for Vue and React. Unlike these two frameworks, Svelte JS provides the same features but in a convenient way.
Generally, other frameworks turn various functions into code in the browser itself, but SvelteJS loads ready-made code in the browser. This speeds up the app development process and saves time. Moreover, this frontend framework is free and provides great features for making any app interactive and functional.
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- Easy to learn
- It has in-built reactive kernels
- Small user base so relatively less support community
React.js, ReactJS, or React are ultimately the same. It’s an open–source and free frontend JS library and probably the most seamless to learn. Facebook developers React to solve different issues in the app.
React has a Virtual DOM (Document Object Model) which increases its usefulness of React. It provides decent design for the apps and also anticipates more traffic to the platform. React is generally utilized for developing SPAs.
Examples: Facebook, Walmart, Instagram, Bloomberg, etc.
- Component-based architecture
- High Performance
- Easy to Learn
- Good support from the Facebook community
- Complex Structure and sometimes documentation proves to be poor
jQuery introduced back in 2006, is a very popular frontend framework. Despite having an early launch date, it has relevance in today’s IT sector too. This framework is simple and easy to use and also minimises the requirement to write down extensive JS codes.
You also get extensive support from the large jQuery community for any problems you are facing while using it. Basically, this library is used to change DOM and CSS and to make the website interactive.
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- DOM for removing or adding elements
- Simplifying sending HTTP requests
- Facility of dynamic content
- Comparatively slow
- Other latest alternatives than jQuery are preferable in today’s industry.
Ember is a JS framework that is fully featured and made available in 2011. It’s created for developing ambitious web apps that focus on the productivity of the business and are easy to use.
This frontend framework has different features that make the platform popular for huge apps. The features include templates, routing, and data binding. It can also handle the installation of npm add-ons and JSON Web Tokens.
Examples: Sketchfab, AppStore, wine, etc.
- It’s the easiest Framework To Learn
- It’s highly scalable
- In-built Support For different Authentication
- Not suitable for smaller projects
This framework focuses on developing prototypes instead of production code. It allows the team to speedily create a design from a functional prototype that too without wasting time writing code.
Examples: eBay, Mozilla, Adobe, etc.
- It has the cleanest markup that ensure no compromise in the utility and speed
- Customization is possible, remove or add certain elements as per your need
- Huge user base
- Wide community support
- The complexity of the framework
- Difficult to learn for beginners
Backbonejs, being one of the simplest frameworks available, enables you to create single-page apps quickly. A system based on the Mvc model is used. The View enables the development of component logic similarly to a Controller.
Additionally, this framework is capable of running engines like underscore.js and Moustache. To get the most out of the framework when creating Backbone Js-based apps, you can also leverage tools like Marionette, Thorax, Chaplin, Handlebars, and many more.
The platform also enables you to create applications that call for several user kinds, with the arrays serving as a means of model differentiation. Therefore, whether you plan to use Backbone Js for the backend or frontend, this is a great option because of its flexibility with REST API, which enables easy synchronisation between the two.
Examples: trello, cocktail, AirBnb, and many more
- Easy to learn
- A fastest JS frameworks
- Lightweight framework
- You have to write down boilerplate code to connect view to model and vice versa
- Has basic tools for developing app structure (it doesn’t provide any readymade structure)
These 8 are the top frontend frameworks that developers are preferring to work with while developing interactive User Interfaces for different apps. These platforms are popular in their own domain and have their own uses. We cannot compare them but we can only use them according to the project requirements.
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